Acer shirasawanum 'Mr Sun'

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  1. mjh1676

    mjh1676 Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    This information is posted with permission from Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery.

    Acer palmatum 'Mr. Sun'
    This is a slow-growing, broad upright introduced by Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery. Bright lime-green leaves give way to gold and orange in fall. Named for the resemblance the leaves have to the rays of a sun drawn by a child. Does well in full sun to part shade. 6' tall by 4' wide in 10 years. Hardy to US zone 5.
     

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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Mr. Sun'

    MJH, that looks like a beautiful tree.

    Kent
     
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    Re: Acer palmatum 'Mr. Sun'

    This is a fun tree, its name is from the fact that the leaves look like a sun drawn by a little kid.
     

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    Here is a favorite little green tree of mine.
     

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    emery Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Very pretty! When were these taken? Do you know the origin of this tree?
     
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    all of the photos were taken in the last two days. Durning the other season it is a nice rich green color. it is a small tree, maybe getting 8' tall. The name Mr Sun comes from Buchholz. The leaves look like a sun a child has drawn.
     

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    Combined the two threads.
     
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    thanks, I thought there was a thread but did not look under palmatum since Buchholz considers it a shirasawanum. The tree in post #3 is a not the same tree as the tree in post #4 & #6.
     
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    In fact it is very likely a shirasawanum x palmatum hybrid.

    Gomero
     
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    Here is rthe spring color for 2012
     

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  11. LoverOfMaples

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    I'm adding a pic of my young 'Mr. Sun' to the thread. It has its summer colour now, maybe a bit over 16 inches and growing well. I'm excited to watch it mature.
     

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    Acerholic Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society

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    If you get anything like the display that Amazing maples shows on his earlier post, you are in for a real treat this Autumn D.
    Looking forward to seeing yours later in the year.
     
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    @Acerholic that's what im hoping for. So far it's a pretty nice grower.
     
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    I love this tree and really want one. Not easy to find here in the uk though unfortunately.

    It looks like a cross between Aureum and Trompenburg.
     
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    It's a fun one to have @Luke’s Maples. I hope it make its way over there soon.
     
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    Me too. Fingers crossed for sure.
     
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    I have only seen it in Charlie’s videos.
     

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